On April 23, two transgender women, E.P and A. Gh., applied to the “Right Side” Human Rights Defender NGO by informing that a number of people had posted photos and information of their passports on Facebook and Instagram social networks.

As a result of these actions, transgender women were subjected to discrimination and hate speech on the online platform, received numerous threats, mocking and insulting comments. 

In this regard, the Right Side NGO submitted a report to the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia on the crime of illegally collecting, keeping, using and disseminating information pertaining to personal or family life provided in Article 144 of the RA Criminal Code.

Based on the report, there was initiated a criminal case, specifically against Narek Malyan for illegally disseminating the personal data of transgender woman E.P. 

The mentioned act is punishable with a fine of two hundred to five hundred times the minimum wage, or imprisonment for a term of one to two months. 

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May 22, 2020 Armenia, Yerevan

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